I picked this book up and skimmed the back, then opened the cover and checked out the cast list. I bought the book immediately after purely because Crowley’s description read, “An angel who didn’t so much fall as saunter vaguely downward.” The rest of the book held up to all my preconceptions of what a collaboration between Gaiman and Pratchett should be – alternately hilarious and quirky at turns, the story is wonderful. It’s the apocalypse, but it’s funny. Laugh out loud funny, actually. This is one of my all-time favorite reads. Definitely a keeper – the type of book you wind up buying over and over again after loaning one copy out and never getting it back or dropping yours in the bath a few too many times.— Caitlyn, Raleigh
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.
Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for “readers of all ages,” was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature,” Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.